The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Geography K-10 Syllabus page contains useful information to assist with programming K-6 geography, including a guide to the syllabus, sample scope and sequences and sample units.
Geographical inquiry process
Use the inquiry process (DOCX 101KB) to support programming in geography.
Geography K-6 teaching and learning frameworks
The following Early Stage 1 to Stage 3 teaching and learning frameworks cover topics from the Geography K-10 Syllabus.
Teachers may adapt these frameworks to suit the needs of individual students and their local school context.
|Stage||Syllabus focus||Syllabus content||Teaching framework|
|ES1||People live in places||
|My school grounds (DOCX 79KB)|
|S1||Features of places||Features of places
How places are organised
|Local places and spaces (DOCX 89KB)|
|S1||Features of places||Weather and seasons||Weather (DOCX 47KB)|
|S1||People and places||Australian places
People's connection to places
|Australian places (DOCX 62KB)|
|S1||People and places||Local and global connections||Around the world (DOC 87KB)
Aboriginal connections (DOC 85KB)
|S2||Places are similar and different||The Australian continent||Features of Australia (DOC 101KB)|
|S2||Places are similar and different||Climate of places
Similarities and differences between places
Perception and protection of places
|Features of Australia (DOC 101KB)
Australia's neighbours (DOC 53KB)
|S2||Places are similar and different||Australia's neighbours||Australia's neighbours (DOCX 53KB)|
|S2||The earth's environment||Different environments
Significance of environments
|Natural environments (DOCX 59KB)|
|S2||The earth's environment||Perception of environments
Protection of environments
|National park case study (DOC 106KB)|
|S3||Factors that shape places||Factors that shape environments
Humans shape places
|Contemporary land use issue (DOCX 49KB)|
|S3||Factors that shape places||Environments shape places||Why live where? (DOC 94KB)|
|S3||Factors that shape places||Bushfire hazard||Bushfire mitigation (DOC 166KB)|
|S3||A diverse and connected world||Diversity across Asia
The world?s cultural diversity
|Engaging with Asia (DOC 105KB)|
|S3||A diverse and connected world||Connections shape perceptions
|Connections and perceptions (DOCX 51KB)|
To view the continuum of learning in Geography K-10, the K-10 geography teaching framework for Stages 4-5 can be found on the Stages 4-5 Geography programming page.
Geography programming for small schools
Geography organisation ideas for small schools K-6 (DOCX 59.8KB) support for small school planning and programming for geography using a conceptual approach.
Eight organisational ideas have been identified which align with much of the Geography K-10 Syllabus. They are:
- Local places
- Global connections
- Important environments
- Features/characteristics of places
- Distribution of features/places
- Environmental perspectives and significance
- Environmental management
- Life in different places.